|Promoter Bob Blodgett sold the festival with some of these top-billed acts—they were never even offered a contract! Eventually, the event was a success, with Jimi Hendrix flying in for the Sunday show. Led Zeppelin, it turns out, was booked at The Kinetic Playground in Chicago.
|Same weekend, cross town, the FREE Aquarian Family Festival took place at the San Jose State Practice Field. Read about it. That show included: Ace of Cups, Flaming Groovies, Frumious Bandersnatch, Joy of Cooking, Mad River, and Sons of Chaplin. Special Guests were: The Doobie Brothers, The Steve Miller Blues Band, Jefferson Airplane, and Jimi Hendrix Experience (who couldn't play as they got there too late).
Friday, May 23
Buffy St Marie
The Steve Miller Band
The Chambers Brothers
Saturday, May 24
Doc Watson & The New Lost City Ramblers
Jefferson Airplane (plug pulled at 1:45A)
Sunday. May 25
Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys
Noel Redding (and Fat Mattress)
The Blues Image
The Loading Zone
Jimi Hendrix Experience
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